The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI)
- Creating new solutions for systemic social problems requires a new way of working where design is only one piece of the puzzle.
Sandhya is a recent graduate in Visual Communication and International Studies from University of Technology Sydney who wants to apply her design skills for social good. She is part of TACSI’s Radical Redesign team and has spent the last few months in people’s homes sipping cups of tea finding out how to improve outcomes for carers and the people they care for.
Throughout university, working on projects in collaboration with and for communities is what sparked her interest in the role of design to help address complex social problems.
Highlights have included working with The Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways (TKRP) project to create data visualisations of fire scar patterns, participating in an Indigenous led fire management workshop, developing a website and mobile app to share the foodie secrets of Sydney’s west in attempt to shift people’s common perception of the area, and co-designing ‘Indian Made Easy’ a service that introduces people to Indian cooking at home.